Hulu benefits from Brooklyn Nine-Nine heading to NBC

Hulu benefits from Brooklyn Nine-Nine heading to NBC

While NBC has "flirted with doing this in the past", Greenblatt said its internal research shows there is strength in lining up those shows.

Cast and fans of the beloved cult cop television series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, were in an uproar this week following the show's cancellation by Fox. "We just think it's a really amusing show" with general appeal, he said in announcing the network's 2018-19 schedule with fellow chairman and CEO Dana Walden. Fans will be able to watch the sixth season on the streaming service next fall, assuming that's when the new season premieres.

[Brooklyn Nine-Nine] fits into our brand of comedy in many ways better than it fits into Fox's brand of comedy...

NBC was admittedly "treading water" in the winter between editions of "The Voice", during the last few years, Greenblatt said. Amy Poehler is one of the behind-the-scenes figures on the Thursday night show.

After Fox dropped Brooklyn to make room for other shows, fans like actor Mark Hamill and Broadway impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda used Twitter to call for its renewal.


Later, she said, "We're not in the "likes" business". The cast members started writing emotional goodbyes to their friends and fans on social media, we were all crying into our life-size cardboard cut-outs of Boyle, and we were all eating our feelings in honor of Scully.

Hulu missed an opportunity to save Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but with NBC picking up the series, Hulu doesn't lose at all. Roseanne's success hinted to the network that there was still a market for that style of comedy series featuring one or two big-name comedians, like Roseanne Barr or, in Last Man Standing's case, Tim Allen.

The finale episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" season 5 will be aired by Fox on Sunday, May 20, at 8:30 p.m. EDT. Sorry, Lucifer fans (and I'm one too, so I'm not happy). The stars include David Alan Grier, Martin Mull and Vicki Lawrence.

So people are pretty torn up about the entire thing and it's clear to see they think there's some sort of injustice going on but Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn't the first to be axed which led to uproar.

He noted that as far as Timeless and Mindy Kaling's bubble comedy Champions, "we tried to give the producers the courtesy of letting this shows run" before making a decision about their futures. Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Michael Strahan will host the pregame show.

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